Sigur Ros – Heim / Heima / Hvarf

by Matt Mecham on November 9, 2007

in Other

As blogged previously, I was impatiently awaiting the release of the 2 DVD set “Heima”; a documentary on their recent free Icelandic tour and their new double CD “Heim / Hvarf” which has a CD containing some re-recorded acoustic tracks and a CD of new recordings (including the hard to find Salka).

The re-recorded “Von” (originally on their debut album ‘Von’) is nothing short of stunning. The longer intro features Amiina (the string quartet that record and tour with Sigur Ros) at their most beautiful. Likewise the re-recorded “Hafsól” (again, originally from ‘Von’) fares much better now the band have matured.

The real gem is the DVD. The first DVD ‘Heima’ covers their recent tour along with interviews with the band. Their music set to the frighteningly stunning Icelandic landscape is quite moving.

For such a huge band with such a devoted following, they are incredibly down to earth. Jonsi, Georg, Kjarri and Orri all seem bemused by their popularity and seem happiest playing beaten up equipment in threadbare tatty sweaters.

In a world where bling is king and children aspire to be a saggy panted hip hop stars showing off their houses and cars to MTV, it’s refreshing to see four friends creating such beautiful music for the villages and hamlets in their own country.

{ 2 comments }

1 Egill Örn December 5, 2007 at 11:53 pm

Good to see that people around the world enjoy’s Sigur Rós.
I’m Icelandic and it’s allways nice to see that people are really listening to those magical tones from iceland.

Anyways, take it to the next level and buy yourself a ticket to Iceland ;)
I hereby promis that you wont regret it.

greetings from iceland,
egill

2 neil mcteggart January 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm

hey matt, sorry for going off topic on your blog but simon from boditronics recommended u as the guy to sort me out with a forum

getting a new site done and id like to add a locked forum for those on my diet plan which i am currently revising at the mo – i want to make this free to those that have old plan and also give people access to a forum

can u sort me out?

cheers,

neil

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